08 October 2012

Snowflake Monday

First Snow

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so today's snowflake is pink. Our forecast last week predicted our first snowfall of the season last Friday night. It fell Thursday instead, and then we didn't get any of the rest of what was predicted. Figures.

This is what snowflake rocks look like beneath real snow!

First Snow of the Season

First Snow of the Season

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Pink Snowflake

Finished Size: 5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, water soluble school glue or desired stiffener, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

Pink Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: Ch 1, * 1 sc in next sc, ch 5, sk 1 sc; repeat from * around 2 times for a total of three ch 5 sp; sl st in starting sc.

Round 3: * 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 3 dc in same sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 2 times; sl st in starting sc.

Round 4: Ch 8 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5), 1 sc in next middle dc, ch 5, 1 dc between next 2 sc, ch 5, 1 sc in next middle dc, ch 5, 1 dc between next 2 sc, ch 5, 1 sc in next middle dc, ch 2, 1 tr in 3rd ch of starting ch 8 to form final ch 5 sp.

Round 5: 1 sc around post of tr just made, ch 7, * 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 7; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting sc.

Round 6: * 1 sc in next ch 7 sp, ch 3, 2 hdc in same sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp, ch 7, 3 dc in same sp, ch 5, 2 hdc in same sp, ch 3, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 3 and sc of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in same ch 7 sp to form last ch 3 sp.
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Round 7: 1 sc around post of dc just made, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (shell picot made), 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 8, sl st in top of shell picot just made, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in same ch 7 sp, ch 3, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with sl st in starting sc instead of last sc of final repeat; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: Tape wax paper or plastic wrap to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or plastic wrap.

A link to the blocking template I use is located here. That website has some of the most helpful snowflake information I know of. I also have a link to it on my sidebar to the right. I try to keep all the important links there so everyone will be able to find the information they need.

If using glue, mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture or desired stiffener. Sprinkle lightly with glitter. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow snowflake to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel snowflake from wax paper or plastic wrap. Attach 10-inch clear thread to one spoke, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

Pink Snowflake Rock

10 comments:

  1. My heart belongs to love....and hope and little cute warmers for my favorite rocks! They are but a stepping stone to our happiness!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I may have to be inspired by that statement... I may have to do a bigger stone and make it a stepping stone!

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  2. I am constantly amazed by your patterns. I know you explained that you work on them during your commute, but seriously how do you have the time to create this many awesome patterns each year??!!

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    1. Hi, Marie... Reckless abandon. :) There's a reason I don't share photos of my kitchen sink. Ha ha! Actually, I think it might be partially due to stubbornheadedness, and partially because we don't watch TV. That frees up a lot of time.

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  3. This is such a lovely snowflake. I like the effect of the rounded triangle in the center.

    Snow already! But it probably melts off pretty quickly. And it looks lovely on your crochet-covered stone.

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I've really been into turning triangles into hexagons lately, and I'm having a ball with it!

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  4. Thank you so much for this pattern. I picked up some nice rocks this summer and was wondering what to do with them..you gave me the answer! Thanks so much for these pretty patterns.
    Christine
    http://brownsyard.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you, Christine! I'm working on a rock for this one, and it's taking a bit longer because it's a big snowflake, so I had to find a big rock for it to fit on!

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  5. Wonderful snowflake, I just made one, but I think there's a typo in the last round, where the tip is, just before the ch8, slst in top of shell, it says sc into ch5space where it should probably say sc into ch7 space. Make sense? It had me quite puzzled for a bit. But thank you for making all these patterns, they are super winter decorations and small gifts. <3's from Heidi in Norway

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    1. Thank you, Heidi, and WOW!! Norway?!? WOW!

      I will take a look at the pattern and try to get it right when I get home. Thanks!

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